Not Much Luck

Bus Departure Time: 7:02
Bus Arrival Time: 7:16
T Departure Time: 7:17
T Arrival Time: 7:38
Weather as I call it: Cloud cover, pleasant
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 3
Feared for my life: No


Ah, a mid-July Monday morning. I had a good weekend: enjoyed the sunshine and the pool...maybe a little too much since I have a little burn on the top of my back and shoulders.

On the bus route, it appeared we were going to take advantage of the late riser phenomenon that tends to happen on Monday until we ran into a delay. It looked promising; the bus arrived at a number of stops early in the route that are usually crammed with people, but today they had only small gatherings.

One of those small gatherings had a person who hadn't encountered the new(ish) collection system yet, and we were stopped for what seemed like an eternity while he figured it out. The bus driver was doing her best to help him. She did say something funny while working with him.

"You got to leave earlier if you are going to hold up people like this."

Since we were delayed, the stops had enough time to populate themselves to their normal levels and we picked up everyone until the bus was filled to capacity. Wah.
It was a little uncomfortable.

The Orange line car I was in didn't have its air conditioning unit on and it became pretty steamy in there with riders fanning themselves for relief. The unit didn't kick on until we were underground somewhere...around State Street, I think. I guess they had the thermostat set to 110.

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